Melvin Allan van Buskirk

Male18 September 1872–28 February 1944

Brief Life History of Melvin Allan

When Melvin Allan van Buskirk was born on 18 September 1872, in Tangier, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Henry Laurence van Buskirk, was 24 and his mother, Anne Mason, was 25. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1873 and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881. He died on 28 February 1944, in Essondale, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry Laurence van Buskirk
Anne Mason
Melvin Allan van Buskirk
Jane C. "Jennie" Van Buskirk
Melvin Allen Van Buskirk
Ella Maude van Buskirk
Hattie May van Buskirk
Kathleen Owen Van Buskirk
William Owen van Buskirk
Henry Lawrence "Harry" van Buskirk
Annie Grace van Buskirk
Annie Grace Vanbuskirk

Sources (3)

  • Meloni Van Buskirk in household of Henry Van Buskirk, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Melville Allan Van Buskirk, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"
  • Melvin A. Van Buskirk, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (2)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 37

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 49

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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